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  • Ample room size and comfy beds
  • Good location, just within walking distance of downtown Napa
  • Pleasant personal touches, such as fresh-cut flowers, free homemade treats and cider
  • Nearby access to the highway (great for winery touring)
  • The price is right compared to nearby hotels
  • Free Wi-Fi and self-parking


  • No pool, fitness center, or restaurant
  • Room decor is uninspired
  • Located at busy intersection; traffic can be loud

Bottom Line

Most guests equate the 22-room Best Western to more of a cozy bed and breakfast than a mid-range chain. Perhaps it's due to the personal touches -- such as the freshly baked chocolate chip cookies, milk, and apple cider served in the lobby every afternoon. The hotel capitalizes on its homey feel -- some rooms offer fireplaces, terraces (though overlooking a parking lot or street), or Jacuzzis , and the furniture and decor is quaint, if not high-quality. The place does lack some facilities that other mid-range hotels have -- there is no pool (just a Jacuzzi), fitness center, or restaurant. It's a mile from downtown Napa, within a 20-minute walk of its restaurants and shops, but overall there isn't much to rave about -- the quality of experience is still that of a Best Western.

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Close to the highway connecting most of Napa's best wineries and walkable to downtown

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The Best Western Elm House Inn is just within walking distance of downtown Napa -- if you're up to a 20-minute walk. And its proximity to Highway 29 makes it a great home base for winery hopping.

Napa is one of the world's best wine-growing regions, with hundreds of wineries sprawling over rolling hills. Napa valley, unlike its neighbor Sonoma Valley, can occasionally feel a little touristy (it's not uncommon to see a tour bus parked at a winery), and it also feels geared toward visitors with cash to spend -- so those with lighter wallets might feel a little out of place. The beauty of the valley is striking at any time of the year, but especially during the harvest season (September and October) and spring. It can get very busy during the summer months, so expect crowds.

  • 1-hour drive to Oakland Airport
  • 75-minute drive to San Francisco International Airport
  • 15-minute walk to The Uptown Theatre Napa
  • 20-minute walk to downtown Napa
  • 5-minute drive to Napa Premium Outlets
  • 6-minute drive to Napa Valley Wine Train
  • 6-minute drive to Westwood Hills Park
  • 15-minute drive to Napa Valley Country Club

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Key Features
Hotel Services
Transport to / from Hotel
Free Breakfast
Rental Car Service Desk Onsite
Family Services
Kids Allowed
Things to Do
Room Features
Air Conditioner
Mini Bar (with liquor)
800 California Blvd, Napa, Napa Valley 94559-2223, United States
Phone (707) 255-1831
Room Types
  • King Deluxe Room
  • King Deluxe Room w/ Fireplace
  • King Premium Room
  • King Signature Room w/ Fireplace & Jacuzzi
  • King Signature Room w/ Jacuzzi
  • Queen Deluxe Room
  • Queen Deluxe Room w/ Fireplace
  • Two Queen Deluxe Room